Hornady .50 cal. bullets

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by JLA, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,269
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    How fast can you push a 385 gr. Great plains HBHP in a muzzleloader without lead fouling the bore. So far I have only used them with a .50 gr stick of Jim Shockeys and they shoot great, but I have yet to chrony them...
  2. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    Kansas
    Lyman Blackpowder Handbook is showing a 120gr. charge of 2f Goex at 1624fps. out of a 32 inch barrel.
  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,269
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    my barrel is considerably shorter at 24" and with a 50 gr stick they are probably pushing 1000 or so. I like shooting sabots but they are just too damn expensive, ill save em for hunting. I picked up 100 prelubed Great Plains HBHPs for 40 bucks. 100 SST sabots would have run me like 80 or 90 bucks. I love shooting my muzzy it just gets costly to shoot a quality bullet:(
  4. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    Kansas
    With that 24 inch barrel and 50grs. of 2f Goex it's showing 1004fps.
    Far as a quality bullet...nothing wrong with that Lyman Plains bullet.
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,269
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    Cool, Thanks Quigley. I got the scope set this A.M. with a 100 gr charge of shockeys gold itll smack a soda can at 100 yds every time. Im probably gonna go ahead and try 150 gr. and see what happens, i just dont wanna push em too fast, but it would be cool if I could get similar results at 200 yds:)
  6. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    161
    Location:
    Kansas
    Sounds like you've got it going your way.
    My South African friends are killing alot of game with that particular bullet so I know what it'll do.
    100grs. of 2f Goex is showing 1337fps.
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,269
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    cool, they do get pretty big in a barrel of water. might try em on a hog or 2 later this month. Saving the barnes MZ for deer huntn. thanks again for the figures:)
  8. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,369
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    I suppose I should consider myself lucky that my Rem 700 ML shoots round balls better than conicals. At least in the price department. And I figure on deer a .54 caliber ball doesn't need to expand anyway so I'm not really looking for expansion....
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Flex-tipped bullets by hornady. Jun 9, 2009
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Hornady Bullets (new sabot)?? Nov 19, 2003
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns Seating heeled bullets 1851 Conversion Mar 18, 2014
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns stuck bullets Jan 13, 2014
Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns .45 caliber pistol bullets in .50 rifle Dec 20, 2013

Share This Page